Team News: Hammers unchanged for Leicester clash


West Ham United name an unchanged team for Monday night’s Premier League clash with Leicester City.

The Hammers opened their campaign with a 4-2 victory at Newcastle United a week ago, and the same eleven starters will aim to make it two in two against the Foxes.

Michail Antonio equalled the Club’s Premier League goalscoring record with his strike at St James’ Park and will look to go clear of Paolo Di Canio by notching again when he takes on the Foxes.

He will be supported in attack by fellow first-day goalscorer Saïd Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen – who scored home and away against Leicester last term – and Pablo Fornals.

Hammer of the Year Tomáš Souček partners captain Declan Rice in the heart of the midfield, with a back four of Vladimír Coufal, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Aaron Cresswell protecting goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice (c), Souček, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Areola, Johnson, Fredericks, Baptiste, Diop, Coventry, Noble, Lanzini, Yarmolenko

Leicester City: Schmeichel (c), Pereira, Söyüncü, Amartey, Thomas, Tielemans, Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison, Pérez, Vardy
Subs: Ward, Soumaré, Dewsbury-Hall, Castagne, Choudhury, Praet, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Daka

Referee: Michael Oliver